Poco X3 NFC: Quick Review

Poco X3 NFC: Quick Review

Poco X3 NFC: Quick Review

Poco X3 NFC: Quick Review

 The Poco brand came out with a "flagship killer" phone model, but recently we see that Xiaomi has included mid-segment models that focus more on price-performance under this brand. Autumn announcement carried into the match and is within a few weeks Poco X3 sales in the global. NFC is indeed an Android phone suitable for this purpose. It offers a large and Full HD resolution screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a feature we see mostly on flagship phones. Poco X3 NFC looks strong for its price on paper, with its processor like Snapdragon 732G offering slightly higher performance, high capacity battery, and high-resolution camera. Of course, let's not forget the NFC feature, which is named after it. In this article, we will give you a quick review regarding the Poco X3 NFC.


Poco X3 NFC: Quick Review

Design & Display.

  The Poco X3 NFC comes with a design we've seen on most mid-range Android phones recently. Elements such as the rounded corners, the back that curves towards the long edges, the selfie camera hole centered at the top of the screen are also available in this phone. However, there are some design elements and material properties specific to the Poco X3 NFC.

 First of all, the front of the phone is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. A screen protective film is affixed to the solid glass from the very beginning. We did not remove this and it does not have a negative effect on visuality. While the back of the phone is covered with plastic, we see that this material is selected on the edges. There is a thin aluminum frame on the line where only the front section and the edges meet. Its thickness of 9.4 millimeters can be considered reasonable. The weight is 215 grams. We can say that it is similar to the Huawei P Smart 2021 , which is priced at the same levels in terms of both weight and thickness .

 The back design also helps to distinguish the Poco X3 NFC from the others. The first thing that draws attention here is the large POCO article. A striped pattern wraps around this article by extending from top to bottom along the vertical axis. The camera module determines the boundaries of this pattern. We see that the four cameras and flash are lined up in a round camera module in an order similar to the number five on the dice. It is also a remarkable detail that the two edges of the module protruding outward are straight and both sides are curved. The back has a shiny surface and it gives a nice reflection when you hold it to the light.

 As we mentioned in the Poco X3 NFC box opening, a transparent silicone case is also included with the phone. We often used the phone with this case during our use. It does not increase weight nor thickness; It provides a protection that will make you feel more comfortable. However, using it without a cover will not cause much trouble.

 On the right side, we see the volume button and the power button. The volume key does not protrude much, and the keypress range is not wide. Despite this, the volume control is done comfortably. The fingerprint reader is also integrated on the power button. This button is not too hard but has good depth. It is easily used. On the bottom edge are the USB-C port, microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack, and speaker. On the upper edge, there is a microphone and infrared port.

 As far as display is concerned, The Poco X3 NFC has a higher level display for the price it has. 6.67 inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. At the top of the screen, there is a selfie camera hole placed in the middle, in the style we are familiar with on Samsung's phones. It has a screen-to-body ratio of 85 percent. A thin bezel wraps around the screen, except that the bottom edge is slightly thicker.

 Having 1080p resolution alone can be considered a satisfactory feature for this mid-segment phone. However, the fact that it has a 120Hz refresh rate makes this screen even more attractive. We usually see phones in the same price line with a 60Hz display. Poco X3 NFC is one of the rare models with its 120Hz display. The screen comes with the 120Hz setting from the very beginning. The difference in this higher refresh rate is best noticed in user interface transitions and page scrolls. However, the "ghosting" effect can be seen at this time, meaning that the trace of the text or graphic can remain on the screen for a short time while you scroll. In the meantime, while the 120Hz refresh rate is used in games and videos, the refresh rate of the screen is determined as 60Hz for still images. So a dynamic adjustment is being made here.

 The screen has a brightness of 450 nits. It can be said that this brightness is reasonable for its class. The brightness is adjusted automatically according to the light in the environment. When we turn the screen brightness to the lowest level, we witness the flickering of the screen light. This is especially evident if you dim the screen light in a dark environment. We see that three different color schemes for the screen come pre-loaded. Apart from the color scheme that is automatically adjusted according to the lighting of the environment, there is a Saturated color that further enriches the colors and the Standard that keeps the contrast constant. You can vary the Color Temperature according to your wishes.

 Poco X3 NFC satisfies big screen fans. Watching videos or playing games is enjoyable. You can also take advantage of HDR support on YouTube. Let's not go without mentioning that there is HD support on Netflix. It also looks useful for tasks like browsing big screen websites, viewing photos, or reading a book.

 One of the pleasures of the X3 NFC on the multimedia side is that it has dual speakers. Besides the lower speaker, there is a second speaker at the top of the screen built into the handset. The sound output is quite balanced, although the sound from the speaker on the lower edge is slightly higher, the stereo sound effect is captured. The volume of the sound is not at the same level as in flagship phones. Bass and highs are felt, although not much. We see that there is a good sound system for the middle segment Android phones. The presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack shows that the options for connecting headphones and speakers are even wider.

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Poco X3 NFC: Quick Review

  Operating System and Process.

 The phone offers extremely fast and powerful processors.  Poco X3 NFC  offers a good processor for daily use. The Poco X3 NFC is powered by the Snapdragon 732G processor. This processor is described as the highest performance Snapdragon 700 series processor with 4G support. This eight-core processor has 2 2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold cores and 6 1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver cores. This process is more than enough for daily work. Internet surfing, using a camera, watching videos, etc. on Poco X3 NFC. The functions that do the most in a smartphone are carried out smoothly. The game performance of the phone is also above average. You can also play high-profile games like Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, and others fluently with the Poco X3 NFC.

 Regarding the GPU, Poco X3 NFC has the Adreno 618.

  In Geekbench 5, the CPU scored 565 for single-core and 1795 for multicores.

According to the operating system, Poco X3 NFC comes with Android 10 and above it Xiaomi's customized user interface MIUI, the latest version of MIUI 12. MIUI 12 was announced with a bigger noise than normal. There are no major changes in the user interface in terms of appearance. Again, there is a user interface with lots of customization, on the other hand, advertisements appear in various parts. Fortunately, you can turn off some of these ads by scrolling inside settings.

 Although the panel on the far left of the main screen is a bit crowded, there is information, tools, and news from various applications. A section called Control Center comes in MIUI 12, but the version of Poco X3 NFC has a more standard looking notification panel with quick settings and notifications.

 We said that MIUI 12 is very busy in terms of customizations. By entering the Themes application, you can select the themes you want and download them to the phone. We chose the theme called Classic during the first installation and we are satisfied with this choice. Those who love the application menu will love the menu presented here. Xiaomi does not offer the possibility to turn this off, but you can make various layout and appearance changes within its settings. In the meantime, we see various tabs such as Communication, Entertainment in the application menu. These will make it a little easier to find the applications you are looking for in the application menu.

 It is more useful in the multitasking screen than a normal Android phone. On the upper edge, there are controls such as cleaner, security scans, deep cleaning, and manage applications. You can also select applications to open in split-screen by clicking the control in the upper left corner. In addition, when you hold down any thumbnail image, you will have access to some controls that offer the ability to open that application in a floating window or open in a split window.

 While Google apps are installed under a folder, there are some tools such as calculator, voice recorder, compass, barcode reader. The presence of the FM Radio application will also please some users. Various games are also offered loaded. In addition, we see that some applications such as Netflix and Facebook come preinstalled.

 We can say that the Poco X3 NFC has a useful interface, although it is more crowded and a bit eye-catching than pure Android. After a while, you will get used to the layout and you will notice that you use the phone more comfortably.


Poco X3 NFC: Quick Review

Storage, Price, and available colors.

  Poco X3 NFC price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of the Poco X3 NFC with 4GB RAM and 64GB variant, it will cost you 229.00USD on AliExpress. The same variant will cost you 251.00USD on Amazon and 239.09USD on Bang good. The variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB variant, will cost you 275.00USD on Amazon.  The same variant will cost you 229 USD on AliExpress and 269.00USD on Bang good. It supports either 2 SIM cards or 1 SD card up to 512GB. It is available in Cobalt Blue, and Shadow Gray colors.


Poco X3 NFC: Quick Review

Security and Ports.

  On the security side, there is a fingerprint reader on the edge of the phone. On the right side, this unit integrated into the power button was the first method we used while using the phone and we did not regret this choice. You can quickly bypass the screen lock and access the home screen. However, face recognition is also available for those who want more comfort. In the meantime, you can understand the incoming notifications by means of a small LED lamp placed above the screen, where the handset is. The phone also supports classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

  As for ports, the device supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. It also has support for a 3.5mm headphone jack like the Realme 6 Pro.


Poco X3 NFC: Quick Review

 Battery and charging.

 Poco X3 NFC provides a powerful Li-Po 5160mAh battery.  And the phone offers fast charging.

With this battery capacity, the Redmi Note 9 Pro's 5040 mAh battery is one level higher. The phone easily takes two days on a single charge in normal intensity use. Even if you increase the usage intensity, it is possible for a fully charged battery to last a day from morning to night. You can go beyond two days if you reduce the screen refresh rate to 60 Hz and take advantage of the battery saving mode. In terms of charging speeds, the Poco X3 seems to be ahead of the NFC class. It is on the line of high-end phones with the 33W charging adapter that comes out of the box. Thanks to this charging adapter, a 60 percent charge is achieved in just 30 minutes.

Poco X3 NFC: Quick Review


Poco X3 NFC has a- quad-camera on the rear as clarified: 64MP ( wide with f\1.9), 13Mp ( ultrawide with f\2.2), 2MP(macro with f\2.4), and 2MP( for depth). Poco X3 NFC has a single front-facing camera, 29MP ( wide with f\2.2 ). The cameras come with LED flash, AI support, and HDR. HDR technology will help you when there's sunlight behind you. HDR will edit the photo and balance the brightness.  

The two smartphones compete in the field of 64 megapixels. By day, the Poco X3 exhibits decently but is very slightly red. The software processing smooths the scene quite well, however - an effect all the more noticeable when we compare it to the shot taken by the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

At night it is the same observation. The exposure turns out to be good, but the software processing greatly smoothes the photo.

The ultra-wide-angle module is a very pleasant surprise. The image is detailed and very well exposed, except for the right side, a little too overexposed, and which makes our tarot card completely disappear.

As so often, the module becomes unusable in low light. The Poco X3, however, offers something more drinkable than the competition. The shot gives pride of place to digital noise, but it is still easy to distinguish certain details of the scene. This is not the case on the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

Poco X3 NFC's camera application is successful in macro shots. If you want to get clear photos by getting closer to the subject, but the resolution is not that important, then you can also get help from a 2-megapixel macro lens. The other 2-megapixel resolution camera also improves the performance in photos with blurred background. The brightness and color vividness of the ultra-wide-angle camera is consistent with the main camera. Although stretch and distortion on the edge can be prevented with the software, this effect is still seen in the photos. There's no telephoto lens, but you can zoom in twice without sacrificing too much image quality. You can usually choose the 64-megapixel mode for landscape shots.

 The front camera also shows good results in general. The facial beautification effect is applied without exaggeration, color vibrancy, brightness and clarity are also in place. The results in low light are also not bad. It is also pleasing to have the opportunity to shoot using both the front and rear cameras together.

 On the video side, 4K video capture at 30 frames per second is the highest level. The image stability is pleasing in this mode. The colors are also vibrant, on the warmer side than normal. Let us state that we generally find the video shooting quality good. The sound quality is also good, and you can easily use Poco X3 NFC for your special occasions.

Poco X3 NFC: Quick Review


Poco X3 NFC is a mid-segment phone that will satisfy users in many different ways. Despite its large screen, it is an easily portable and usable phone. Although its screen flickers at the lowest brightness level, it offers an above-average visual experience overall. The 120Hz refresh rate does not make a big difference, but the price is satisfactory for a 350USD phone. The Snapdragon 732G processor offers sufficient performance for daily work. It also meets the needs of the gaming side. The 5160 mAh battery enables the phone to work for up to two days on a single charge. Fast charging support is also the cream of the cake. Although the MIUI 12 user interface hosts many different customizations and even ads, Users who have had a short time of adjustment will then use the Poco X3 NFC more comfortably. The 64-megapixel camera and accompanying cameras on the back perform above average overall. Poco X3 NFC is a smartphone that can be used easily for taking photos and videos on your special occasions. The Poco X3 NFC is definitely one of the highest price-performance Android phones in recent times. What do you think? Have you used the smartphone? Do you recommend it? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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